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Wise Sloth Book

Wise Sloth Book

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A collection of honest and irreverent essays on the pitfalls of modern society.
A collection of honest and irreverent essays on the pitfalls of modern society.

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Published by: twhaan on May 30, 2011
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The Wise Sloth
A Cynic's Guide to Understanding This Fucked up World
Selected Essays from 2005-2011
 Volume: 1.0By Travis W. Haan
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Introduction
My name is Travis. I began blogging on Myspace in 2006 mainly as a way of collecting myobservations on life and society as I struggled to make sense of the world around me. Around 2009 Ileft MySpace after becoming frustrated with the number of trolls lurking there. I transferred my best blogs tohttp://wisesloth.wordpress.comand continued archiving what I'd learned about life.All along the way I've been deleting old posts I no longer agree, updating others as myunderstanding of the world evolved and adding new posts. This is a collection of my best blogs sofar. There's bound to be something here that will both inspire and infuriate you. I call it like it is,and I don't hold much back. So I won't apologize for things I write, but I will say that these essayswill continue to evolve themsevles. The essays you hate in this volume may be delted in the nextvolume as I come to realize how stupid I was in my younger years. I may even edit the essay youfound most offensive to say exactly what you wish I would have said. So cut me a little slack, because I had to get to this milemarker of intellectual development before I could get to the nextone.The topics covered in my blog is broad enough that there isn't one central theme. If therewas a central theme it would have to be trying to make sense of the world and pushing the boundaries of my understanding. I hope that as you read this you won't simply naysay everythingthat contradicts your preconcieved notions. I hope you will use these essays, as I have, as a way tochallenge and refine your own beliefs.
 
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Chapter 1: An Old Man From Jersey Explains…. ____________________________p. 9
Religion
Philosophy
Life
Growing Up
The Difference Between Right and Wrong
Thinking
Republicans and Democrats
The Electoral College
A Bit of Game Theory
The Chicken and the Egg
Chapter 2: Agnosticism and Scientific Thought ______________________________________p. 31
Sanity, Reality, Truth, Religion and Science
An Agnostic Take on Intelligent Design
The Science of Thought
In Response to Atheists Constantly Misusing the Celestial Teapot Analogy
Reason V.S. Faith
Chapter 3: Deep Thoughts ______________________________________________________p.40Chapter 4: Economics and Business_______________________________________________p.49
Business Shapes the World
Professionalism is a Straitjacket
The Fundamental Problem With the Economy
The Economy Needs a Love Stimulus
The Letter I'll Never Send my CEO
Cost/Benefit Analysis of Economic Oppression
7 Ways Workers Rights Still Need to Improve
The Tip of an Iceberg Isn't What Sinks Ships
You Took the Shit. You Wipe Your Ass.
Buying Salvation on Credit
The Sky is Falling. Now Buy my Merchandise
My Dissapointment in the Upper Class
Life is Hard
America Hates You, America
Slavery by any Other Name
An Argument for Socialized Banking
Why Your Boss Sucks
Chapter 5: Education___________________________________________________________p.78
A Theory on Improving College Education
Modest Proposal: The Moral Imperative of Teacher Accountability
Using Art to Educate the Masses
Idiocracy
A Profitable Way to Educate the World\3

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